Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of wit.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.